“Countenance Recesses,” “Bitter Heaven,” and “Edginess”

Countenance Recesses The black Bible is your travelling book, having mostly all its pages missing or still flying in the midair, where they are…


“Terror Maintenance,” “S.O.S.,” “Carrion Song,” and Other Poems

Terror Maintenance Names change but the in-house inferiors inventory remains. At the ends of each day, the alphabetical order sags with labels, dog…


Daedalus to a Chorus of Blue Birds

America, a fool's estate where space and time evaporate and all things ride the wind like smoke in rings that dissipate and float or rise like…


“Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles,” “Miss DeNiro’s Headdress,” “Bullet Points,” and “Crime of Understanding”

Castles Made of Sand Are Called Sand Castles I am a rentboy living in a ramshackle apartment at the Champs Elysees Complex in downtown Dhahran in the…


Five Poems by Simon Perchik

Untitled As if by yourself the harness Half-branches, half-marble struggling to slow the moss and around both shoulders the crowd envies such a…


“Shitass Part-Time Job,” “Heart-Killing Poison,” and “That’s the Point, Stupid!”

Shitass Part-Time Job I have to work this shitass part-time job. It’s a whole load of bullshit. It’s the only Goddamn option I have. Some people…


“Nigh-,” “Night,” and “Playhouse”

Nigh--- was the stage we almost--- started a new life together crafted in a nightly hush--- rushing our verdant minds versing our ardent hearts---…


“Nu,” “Odalisque,” and “O Minotaur, I Love You”

Nu Serpentine lover My devotion to your imperious and majestic beauty is incessant and golden A creature of lotus petals and lapis lazuli You are a…


“The Coming Generation,” “Peggy,” “Drive-By Shooting on Pine,” and Other Poems

The Coming Generation As children we embrace the early stages of infinity, not anchored by responsibility, or old age, that penultimate resting…


Wikihow: Online Submission in Four Steps (with Pictures)

1. Write I type a word or just a few to be read, edited or viewed askew sentences strung together by brain or heart cock and hand I retract myself…